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by sequestration because those are our nickels and dimes that go into the gas tax per gallon. that weren't affected by sequestration. the huge -- an extremely high and disproportionate number of air traffic control -- of transportation department's expenditures are air tra traffic -- air traffic controllers themselves. so we have this problem. but as leader reid-pound out -- pointed out, we have other problems. to stop cancer research, to cut back on n.i.h. and n.s.f. which hals been our seed corn? n.i.h. created a biotechnical, a biopharmaceutical industry that's second to none and employees -- employs millions of people in your state, madam president, and mine. and n.s.f. research basically created the internet. that has created millions of jobs and makes u.s. industry the envy of the world. so we're cutting our seed corn. the kinds of programs for veterans who are homeless, the kinds of programs for homebound seniors. the meat ax approach of sequestration cuts those across the board. now, my preference would be to close some tax loopholes to get rid of sequestration. i don't think we should give
. speaker. i appreciate you allowing me this time today. yesterday was tax day. and i've got taxes on my mind, mr. speaker. you know as most folks in this chamber do that h.r. 25, the fair tax, is the most widely co-sponsored, most widely supported fundamental tax reform legislation in the house and in the senate. both the house and the senate. 64 of our colleagues in the house, mr. speaker, have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. eight of our senate colleagues have put their name on h.r. 25, the fair tax. the fair tax is a revolutionary proposal, mr. speaker, in that it takes all of the power of the tax code out of washington, d.c., and returns it to men and women back home. you know we can manipulate the behavior of anyone in america through the tax code. if i want folks to wear more pink ties and fewer blue tie, i'll subsidize pink ties for 250% and tax blue ties for 250% and we'll change behavior overnight. do you remember, mr. speaker, when we had the electric vehicle tax credit back in 2010? it was a $7,500 tax credit. we said we are going to give $7,500 to every american to
sam but the ways in which they do this are very different. if you just apply a flat tax on u.s. imports that's one way to push our trade back into balance that doesn't involve risks of crony capitalism, that doesn't involve risks to the government micromanaging the economy. if you say okay which is going to have a flat tariff of 10% or 20% or 30% whatever it takes to get to a zero trade deficit that doesn't introduce a lot of corruption or a lot of dangers bad policymaking because it's a very simple policy. it's just determined by an arithmetical formula and there's no opportunity for anybody to play games. one of the good things about it if you have a flat tariff, is if you had a 30% tariff on imported goods that's not enough to relocate the production of t-shirts that united states because cost is too great. it's great to relocate things like silicon wafer fabrication so would tend to relocate back to the u.s. high value capital-intensive skill intensive industries which is of course what we want to do. those are the industries that are high-quality -- high-quality into she
seems tax but that is new in california. what the u.s. government wants to do now that willake it so everyone has to pay internet sales tax. >> a one-two punch from mother outfr fld, tousang facing another headache >> covering santa rosa, berkeley, san jose, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, 5:14 and this is the view from mount sutro looking on e lightsf san anciosget re t night separae day with more on the weather. it will be warm one coming up in a few minutes. >> the days of tax-free online shopping could end. the not is plan on voting by today to give states the authority to collect sales tax on all internet purchases. amazon is urging customers to call lawmakers to shoot it down. local governments have been losing billions from online retailers not collecting sales taxes. california and eight other states are the exceptions. with state laws requiring online giants to collect taxes from internet purchases. >> amazon is upping customers to write the congressional representatives to oppose the bill. >> there are a lot of rattled nerves but no damage or
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paying taxes up front that will fund retirees' and will eventually qualify for benefits. they are the issue. that is a question about social security reform. i think we do need is a security reform. >> i thank you for your work. i appreciate both of you being here today. senator.you very much senator schumer? >> thank you, senator feinstein. i thank you both of you for your great work on agriculture. i also want to see -- i also want to thank chairman leahy for having this hearing. it has been amazing and those of us in our little group cannot support him enough -- cannot thank him enough for supporting our bill. 90% ofi get started, what is in his bill is in our bill. overall it is very positive. >> thank you. i would like to really look that over. >> i will. the bill i to would like to ask that all of us do not jump to conclusions regarding the events in boston. we will try to complete those events with this legislation. we are a safer country when law- enforcement knows who is here, has their fingerprints, photos, conduct background checks, and no wonder these to look
of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. current tv is the place for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. >> michael: at 844 pages, the bipartisan immigration bill is meaty legislation. all of the gangs back door dealing has added a lot of well, pork. they negotiated a new work visa program allowing up to 200,000 low-skill workers to entry the country, at the very last moment, senator lindsey graham added another 20,000 visas especially for meat cutters. guess what his number one comedy is in his state? chicken. that's right. senator michael bennett drafted a cool provision for the ski resorts, making it easier for them to hire foreign see instr
. the board of supervisors today debated whether to close county fire houses. it was shrinking property tax revenues. four or five stations were shutdown this year now two more or on the chopping block. firefighters say that would dramatically increase response times. >> obviously minutes count, seconds count often and then on a fire emergency this allows a fire to get bigger. and looking at the budget it looks like the station closed unless we come up with something creative before. >> county leaders say there hands may be tied because voters rejected a partial tax measure to beef up staffing levels. final vote is expected may 14. >> police are hoping to solve a cold missing persons case with the hell f of forensic artist. he was 20 years old when he disappeared 10 years ago. he was five feet, 10 inches tall. shane was last seen in the arch stone apartment on owens drive back in september 2003. take a look, now, this is a new age progression picture drawn by forensic artist. it shows shane as he would appear now at the age of 32. shane is asked to contact police. >> in conquer, police are
you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hard to believe but another act of terror on american soil. yes, good morning everybody. april 16, tuesday. the day after patriots' day. turns into bloody mayhem in boston at the end of the boston marathon. we'll be talking about that and covering that from every angle with you this morning. good to see you. thank you for joining us here on the "full court press" where we always bring you the news of the day. good or bad. and talk about it for the next three hours here on your local progressive talk radio station. on current tv and on sirius x.m. this hour only. good to have you with us today and a lot
of the streets and parks and affordable housing by the value of private investment and using the power of tax increment financing. the value of the public land and the targeted developer fees and helping us create this vision without resorting to overburdening our general fund or new taxes. when this terminal was originally built in the 1930s it was a growing project. i'm confident the growth san francisco will continue to grow with a new transit center and downtown district. i also want to give a great shot out to president obama, it was really his funds that helped us kick this off and pelosi and feinstein and boxer and their on going constant up to date support. at the state level, governor brown has been a very strong supporter and leaders of both houses, president stein house and president per ez have shown strong leadership. this check is much more symbolic of many many other checks that have come as a result of investor confidence in the city. i want to thank the labor for being part of all these projects and the business community for working closely with us and the transbay joint p
of drugs at the time of the fatal crash. >>> a new surface tax is causing a stir around baltimore. a fee will be charged for residential and nonprofit properties. the nickname is rain tax. money raised from the tax would be spent on improving storm water runoff systems. and owners will have to pay $21, while single family homeowners will pay $39 for the so-called rain tax. >>> well, no rain around here today. it is a bit warmer outside. but there's still more clouds than sun today. wjz has weather and traffic together. meteorologist chelsea ingram is here with a look at live doppler radar. hi, chelsea. >> hi, mary. thanks. there's not even and point in showing you radar. we'll talk temperatures. it is fairly warm out there. around 72 degrees in baltimore. 71 in washington. 74 in hagerstown. there are a few cool spots out there. ocean city. 59 degrees. warmer than we were this time yesterday. around 12 degrees warmer, in fact, than the baltimore area. but that's going to change, especially as we head into the late week and the weekend. we'll enjoy warm air a little longer. that's going to
could be allowed to collect sales taxes. expect a vote on the president's choice to head up the office of management and budget. silvio burrell coming up -- .ylvia burwell expecting your more questions questions into the boston marathon bombings and the ongoing federal investigation. it is sunday, april 21. the boy weekend on scouts of america. and the debate over whether to allow gay scouts and/or gay leaders appeared we are going to focus on this issue in our first 45 minutes of today's "washington journal." our line for republicans is (202) 585-3881, for democrats, (202) 585-3880, independent, (202) 585-3882. .ou can set up a tweet @cspanwj we'll check in with michelle boysen and a moment. let's begin with a quick look at some of the other headlines, beginning with the boston herald. the events of the last week in boston dominated the coverage. a celebration that essentially took place yesterday at fenway park -- this is the headline from "the boston herald," loud and proud. and from the boston sunday globe, acting toward normal, healing still to do as neil diamond came back to fenw
to pay respect to those faithful americans who filed their tax returns this week. only with a stark reminder of the enormous burden we have placed upon them with our complicated tax code. you know, it's been like a snowball going down a hill. it just gets bigger and more bloated the more cumbersome with each passing year. mr. pittenger: mr. speaker, this needs to stop. we added 4,400 changes to the tax code in the last 10 years. we can make it better. house republicans have a plan. we have a plan to reform the tax code, to make it simpler, to make it fairer, to make it responsible to the american people, put more money in their paychecks and to give more money to them to take care of their families. mr. speaker, american taxpayers deserve better, and we're going to do it. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from the great state of california sook recognition? -- seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one
on filing their firm returns. taxes remain due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday. >> google is being praised for action in the minutes after the bombing. the internet giant created a link called person finder entering name and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view. the service came in handy because cell phone service was nonexistent for several hours. >> you can give information about a runner, as well. >> we will bring you continued coverage of the boston bombings and our news reporter is in boston with the live reports later today on abc7 news tweeting updates on abc7 with a slide show on our website at abc7news.com. >> much more on the boston bombing stories straight ahead but right now we get you out the door with a check on the weather forecast. >> mike? >> we are looking at dry conditions on live doppler 7 hd, everyone. it will remain dry for the next seven days, we will talk about the winds gusting fattest right now, santa rosa up to 26 miles per hour, and fairly at 22 and novato at 18, with half moon bay a
in springtime. april 15th's coming up, good to see where the money is going before you send in your income tax return, which i have not yet finished, so i'm going to talk about the book, and i'm going to only touch on a few highlights. i hope that you all have some questions at the end. in preparation in 1991, the united states got letter of assurance z from those who attended. the letter from the palestinians was not addressed to the pto as was said, but promised the u.s. would oppose actions that were prejudice or presidential to negotiations. actions like israeli settlement expansion. this as several other promises were never kept. the letter also promised, and i quote, that the united states will act as an honest broker. similarly, during negotiations in 2008, 17 years later, u.s. secretary of state, dr. condoleezza rice told the palestinian negotiation wanted to meet with them privately, and i quote from the palestine documents leak by the palestinian delegation saying, i want to meet with you privately, quote, so i can tell you what i think of your positions without hurting my role as th
bags at check out. that doesn't sit well with some. >> i feel they are already getting money from taxes that they charge you. they charge you for everything in the world. and i just think it's an added cost. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug things up. i would like it to be cleaner for my grand kids. >> now according to san mateo county health system, californians use about 20 billion plastic grocery bags every year. that is why a growing number of communities all across the bay area are putting similar bans in place in an effort to offset all of the cleanup costs. as we bring you back here live here in san mateo county they are really trying to launch an education effort and get people used to this new bag ban. you can see they have a sign posted here at the entrance to the store. and in many case there is is a store that will hand out reusable bags for free. we are live this morning in belmont alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:38. sal, we're just talking about you know forgetting the bags. do you bring your bags your reusable bags? it's a guy
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taxpayers. taxes had been due today because of monday's patriots' day holiday in massachusetts. >>> all right. when we come back, we return to boston and the search for clues into yesterday's tragedy plus this -- >> i had to think why. i don't understand. >> the runner is fine, but her parents are not. her story coming up next. before bennie thankfully stopped growing, before they earned 1% cash back on all purchases, like his chew toys, and 2% back on groceries for his breakfast, lunch and dinner... even before automatically earning 3% back on gas picking him up for the first time... hi! they opened a bankamericard cash rewards credit card just in time to open their hearts. that's the enormity of rewarding connections. that's bank of america. and you'll dump your old duster. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 duster extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a wh
put your finger on what we are trying to stay thougertain tax -- certairorize us some kid gets sin street and that terrorizes me because i live here. but that definition in webster has a connection to all legal definitions in that it is a political act. and generally, a political act against noncombatants. one military unit shoots another military unit. that is regular warfare. but when you intentionally attacked civilians for a political purpose, i think everybody agrees that was terrorism we have several elements here in boston. what we do not yet know is whether there was a political purpose. we are assuming there was, but we do not know they're wet -- that for a fact yet. host: someone on twitter reminds us that it was a pressure cooker believed to contain the bomb. likean see what this looks in the new york daily news. what is significant about this to you as we talk about such an easily homemade, crude instrument. guest: ball bearings, nails, pressure kircher ramallah -- pressure cooker, items you can go by this afternoon. look at what timothy mcveigh used, diesel fuel and fe
of the shadows. they will pay a fine. they will start paying taxes. they will not qualify for federal benefits. we all wish we didn't have this problem, but we do, and we have to fix it. ingsy e, ths al emy. host: rush limbaugh critical of senator rubio, saying why are u doing this? guest: there are three problems the comprehensive immigration reform tries to solve. first, making sure the border is secure. the legislation does been money to have a strategy to put things in place, to make sure your meeting certain objectives and goals to beef up border security. the second goal is to make sure businesses are not using cheap labor illegally. the legislation into creating an employment verification system, so company cannot employee illegal immigrant labor. the third thing is giving legal status to those who currently live in the united states. his point was bringing people out of the shadows, ensuring they are not second-class citizens, ensuring they are paying taxes, to have the federal government know who these folks are and make him part of this country and its fabric. this has been a goal th
marathon bombings, the irs is announcing a filing extension for boston area taxpayers. taxes had been due today because of monday's patriots day holiday in massachusetts. >>> when we come back we return to boston and the search for clues into yesterday's tragedy plus this -- >> i had to think why. i don't understand. >> the runner is fine but her parents are not. her story coming up next. >>> here are the new details overnight from the boston marathon attacks. an 8-year-old boy is among the three people killed. >> now, police believe the bombs were crudely made devices hidden in bags or backpacks planted in either during the race or right immediately before the race and they believe that the devices were detonated remotely possibly with a cell phone. police have now searched an apartment in a boston suburb in connection with these bombings. they are also questioning a 20-year-old saudi national but are not calling the man a suspect. so far they've made no arrests. >>> investigators are looking at the hundreds of videos shot by bystanders at the finish line. >> abc's terry moran shows us h
to have the same enthusiasm for paying taxes for the education of its college students today than it had during the cold war. >> anybody else? back in the red shirt in the middle here. >> one of the kingpins of hollywood, more behind the seasons, was lou wasserman who seemed to helped his forces to some political efforts. what was his leanings? was he considered to be a lefty, righty, or just a pragmatist. >> the question is about lou wasserman and his political lengs. -- political leanings. richard? >> lou was seniorman was essentially a man defeated to the welfare of universal pictures. that's what he did and how he defined himself. it seems to me that wasserman was in a certain sense value neutral so long as whatever was happening worked to the benefit of his studio and his enterprise, and it was a vast enterprise by the time it was -- it reached full maturity. i don't think he was -- i don't think he was evil man. he was just a guy really tending to business in a very, very, i must say, very effective way. there's no question in my mind at least, that he was the weeding ontrip -- the
boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their federal tax returns. taxes were due today in massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday for them. >> google is praised for its action in the minutes after the bombings, the internet giant created a link called "person finder" where you enter names and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view so you can get information and give information. the service came in handy because cell phone service because nonexistent for several hours after the explosion. >> you can show your support for the people of boston through a badge posting on your facebook that reads "our hearts go to everyone in boston and each person with loved ones running in the marathon." >> breaking news from the south bay where a house fire turned deadly. a young victim is a 15-year-old girl trapped in the burning building. two others were injured. >> abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live on that story. >> heartbreaking for the family living in this home on north 5th street across the street from the japa
today on a bill to let states collect sales tax on all online purchases. though ebay ceo has reportedly been recruiting users to rally against the measure. >>> and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it's due to falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. richard? >> we will take that. thank you so much. >>> here are other stories we're keeping an eye on for you. if you're traveling by air today, allow a little more time. it's the first weekday with a 10% slash to the nation's air traffic controller work force. the furloughs went into place last night as part of the so-called sequester. delays were mostly nonexistent on sunday except for waits of up to an hour in and around new york and los angeles. but the real test begins today. the furloughs will last through september and are expected to save about $200 million. >>> the u.s. is on the offense when it comes to china and cybersecurity. "the wall street journal" reporting the obama administration is considering several aggressive options to confront china rangi
the last couple of months. >> there are good articles in the papers today about how the tax receipts were better than expected so far, and the money back out for your refund, much lower than expected and that could be a dollar issue. i know family dollar flagged that, and the ceo of pvh came on "mad money" and said, it was 20 degrees too cold so we had the -- all of the stores had the wrong merchandise and they had the so-called cruisewear. it was obviously a multi-factor issue and it was not just one thing that says target was bad. walmart was not bad and a very good note. costco, and i'm -- i thought that was interesting. surrounded by costco and walmart. you know those cultures are not weather cultures. >> yeah. ubs initiates with a buy on those two and a neutral on target, but someone pointed out the sales trend on target, jim, from the past four quarters has gone from 5-3, 2-9, .4 and now they're looking flat. >> they're not a jc penney beneficiary and walmart is not very renewed in its tenacious way to take on target and underneath the dollar generals. i know people don't associate
different extremist groups. there is a lot of public source information about demonstrations on taxes, on, on a number of other issues that are, hot button issues for extremist groups who don't like either what the government is doing or what the government represents. >> very interesting. >> so. >> tax day/patriots day. and history of domestic terrorism. . >> invasion on cuba happened on the 17th of april in 1961, bay of pigs. and wacco, all the branch davidians, started in february, april 19th. if you are a conspiracy theorist. here is one for you. >> something everybody has to check out. no doubt about it. part b medical expenses. of your the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with t
be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft spot, but we'll see. >> how much of this is consumer confidence, do you think? >> consumer confidence definitely plays a role. but consumers right now don't have the money to spend. and if they went out and spent, they'd be borrowing money. i don't think -- i think it's a more fundamental problem in a way than consumer confidence. >> steve, my long wait yesterday trying to get up to new york, in the lounge was tim geithner waiting for the flight, as well. i asked him, we're seeing these good signs in the economy, how much of it
after paying back taxes provided they have not committed a crime. they can apply if permanent resident stat news 10 years and it tines border security and makes exceptions for law-abodying immigrant whose arrived at minors and completed high school. the bill is called a "compromise." >> there are changes in the weather. that is called "job security." >> wish we could have some rain, that would help a lot families and farmers. but it will not happen. sit back. relax. enjoy the warm sunshine that is coming our way even to the coast where there will be some gorgeous sunsets the next couple of days, feel friend to send some of those to us. we would love to see them. live doppler 7 hd shows how dry the air is. we will talk about the winds. they are gusty in spots. 28 at fairfield. to 24 miles per hour at napa. sfo at 20. 17 at novato. 16 in san carlos. most of the winds are coming from the north and the northwest. this is going to be the case for the better part of today as we continue our transition from that area of low pressure and the real winds we had monday to high pressure and calmer
state sales tax in online purchases. states are currently prohibited from collecting sales tax from online sellers who are not physically located in that state. >>> we're getting new information coming into to cnn now on the death of that m.i.t. police officer who was shot and killed by the tsarnaev brothers. what are you learning? >> we want to give you some perspective on what happened. the officer shawn collier, he did not radio into dispatch to request a diskripgs of the suspects. he did not have time to activate the alert on his radio. we are told he was gunned down between four and five times. it was what amounted to an execution. he was shot in the head and the chest. he was sitting alone in his squad car. it took boston police almost 13 minutes to find the vehicle and realize he was the one who had been injured. they were responding to 911 calls from other people in that vicinity. this officer never had time to alert his fellow colleagues where exactly he was. it is unclear where the two brothers ambushed this officer. did they panic? it is not clear. according to a source,
of the payroll tax cut, $80 per month as significant for most families. ghost was groceries, rent, gasoline. grant of lawful status further increases the influx of illegal immigrants. further forcing out low skilled the wage the pressing and employment levels of those americans. leadsition to that, that to more americans depending on the government. that the for the federal government, due deliberation be given to the effect of that grant on the wage and employment levels of low skilled americans because the evidence before the commission is that grant of said status is not without substantial cost to the american worker. thank you. >> as of all witnesses, a full statement will remain part of the record. the president of the american action forum. good to have the year. please go ahead. >> thank you chairman. it is a privilege to be here today i submitted a written statement for the record. let me briefly make three points. the immigration reform bill before you as many aspects. there are important security considerations, economic impact, legal issues but at its core, immigration reform re
that the 2010 spill cost the state a variety of tax revenues. the state also seeks punitive damages. (chaos) >> thousands of people in denver, colorado yesterday seen scattering after gunshots rang out during a 4-20 celebration. this is the first time the state has hosted such an event since it legalized marijuana. a man and women were shot but are expected to survive. the man's dog was also shot. police are now looking for suspects. witnesses describe the scene as a jovial quickly turned to panic once the shots rang out. >> the federal defense of marriage act is being challenged by a lesbian couple in los angeles. one member of the couple is from the philippines, and she's facing deportation. she can't obtain residency because the u-s government doesn't recognize her marriage. the judge says current law violates the woman's rights. so he's allowing a class- action lawsuit. it's one of several challenges being brought against federal marriage laws. >> coming up social media planning a major role. you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't jus
towards a foreign or domestic. it could be either one. patriots day, also tax day. that could've got people up in arms. it could be a foreign type. so you leave all the options, all the possibilities open and let the evidence and the cctv cameras and the witnesses will bring you to your suspects. >> chief, how extensive is the camera network in boston? obviously, when something happens in london you can -- >> dial it up. >> you can dial it up pretty quick. there are a few streets in london that aren't on close circuit tv. do you know what the situation is in boston? >> yeah, my sense is most american cities, new york is going that route. there's nothing like london and belfast. those two cities have complete integrated system and it's almost nothing without it being captured on cctv cameras. as a matter of fact, back in 2005 in london, they were able to follow those guys from outside of london all the way into london to the subways and to the bus. so there the cctv cameras were absolutely invaluable in the investigation. my sense is boston -- they will have some cctv cameras. filming
happened in waco. one more quick note about the timing. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelmi
for internet sales to collect sales tax. >>> and the "washington post" says investors are pouring more money. some wealthy buyers make up 70% of sales. >>> all right. weather looking good around the bay area. nice sunny start to the day to the coastline. the temperatures staying fairly mild in some spots. in the upper 50s already in some areas. 57 degrees in oakland. 57 in vallejo. 57 degrees in san francisco. this afternoon sunshine to the coast.60s evenat th 70s inside the bay and 90 degrees inland in the warmest spots. next couple of days starting to cool down fog returning by wednesday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by the big wedding starring robert d dinero katherine heigl and diane keeton in theaters friday. >>> two police officers were guthe manhunt more the marathon bombers. one gave his life. the other nearly lost his. this morning the friends who became heroes. >>> a legal battle is already brewing over the surviving suspect. should he be treated as an enemy combatant. >>> and a historic tragedy in the rockies. >> i figured,
price dropped 11 cents over the last two weeks. >>> the senate could allow states to tax internet purchases adding $11 billion to state coffers and wall street gets back to work after the dow's worst weekly decline since june. back to you. >> mary, thanks. >>> in great britain, the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton appeared in public on sunday with her pregnancy more evident than ever. she stood in for queen elizabeth at a review of scouts while the queen celebrated her 87th birthday in private. the duchess and prince william are expecting the first child this summer. for those who are on royal baby bump watch -- if you have been living under a rock, did you know. >> when you said her name i perked up and i wanted to see bump. >> she looks beautiful. >> certainly does. >> mr. roker has more on the midwest flooding an the local forecast. >> not a lot of good news for friends in the midwest and winter won't let go. we have a funnel system. behind it a lot of cold air and snow for the upper midwest and the plains. ahead of it, a lot of wet weather. we are looking from sheridan up
which exist today , filed the claim, like they do there taxes, apropos to say that today. it goes directly into the ems without advertising. we completed that whole peace this year in january, without advertising it we have 500 claims. and because directly in, never turns into paper and allows us to immediately start working and today we don't have 3 percent in paper anymore, we have 3 percent electronic. we have 14 percent of our paper already converted to electrons just this january the 28. i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders that we did not have before. this week will have another six regional offices on the new system. >> mr. secretary, the va backlog reduction plan shows that in order to eliminate the backlog by 2015 the va will need to decide over 1 million claims this year. but the va is projecting in the budget submission that it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014. so can the va reached 2 million claims in 2015? that would be an 92% increase in productivity over the 2012 level . >> i am sorry. i don't exactly know your numbers,
in new york city. new york already has the highest cigarette tax in the country, as of late last ye, 28 states banned smoking in all general workplaces, public places, including bars and restaurants. so this essentially would raise the age if it goes through to the same age where you can buy booze so booze a cigarettes in the same category. >> you wonder if that will backfire make mor kidshe same with alcohol wan to try i because you have to be 21 to have access to it. >> i don't know. >> i tnk it's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> there needs to be some tougher legislation. >> the good news is that new york smoking rateor teens in new york city is at like 8.5%, which is far less than the state average and the national average, but it's been stagnating. it had been dropping and now it's stagnating. i don't see anything wrong with it. >> this continues the long decline of smoking in america some numbers that stunned me t wasn't until 1998 that smoking was banned aboard all u.s. domestic flights under six hours. >> i remember we were talking about how it doesn't seem like it was that long a
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